Study Tasks

Can ProofPilot Present a PDF as a Study Task to a Participant?

Yes, if the PDF has an online URL, ProofPilot can present that PDF to a participant as an interventional “online activity”. However, we would suggest that you avoid using PDF documents. The ProofPilot’s user experience adapts to participants screen size,...

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informed consent

Adding Informed Consent to Other Parts of Your Study

ProofPilot requires all studies to include an Initial Informed Consent immediately after a user is deemed eligible for the study, and prior to any other tasks (including any potential arm assignment). However, there are many situations in which you may...

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Does ProofPilot have [insert name] Measurement or Assessment?

ProofPilot has hundreds of measurements and assessments. The best way to find out if we have an assessment or measurement you are looking for is to create a measurement task. When you do so, you will have immediate access to...

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value of self report data

The Value of Self Reported Data in Research

Recent research suggests that self-reported data may be as good, or better than alternatives … particularly when it is reported directly to an electronic device. Participants are more likely to answer sensitive questions honestly when they don’t feel judged. For...

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Research Measurements & Assessments

What is a validated measurement?

A validated measurement is an instrument that has been tested for reliability (the ability of the intstrument to produce consistent results), validity (the ability of the instrument to produce true results), sensitivity (the probability of correctly identifying a patient with...

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Adding a measurement or assessment to your study

ProofPilot has hundreds of measures (some validated, some not) that you can include in your studies. There are also tools to quickly create your own. First get to your study flow page, by navigating to Find your study and...

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everyones a researcher

Collecting information to determine eligibility

Most studies require a certain type of participant. You don’t want anyone and everyone in your study. You want to screen individuals for eligibility in your study. ProofPilot helps you do that automatically. Add some initial tasks that collect data...

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Submitting a Validated Measurement to the Library

The ProofPilot measurement library makes it far easier to launch studies fast. Do you have a validated measurement you would like to add to the library? Please send it to We will review and get back to you about...

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Making a Task Available for Only a Certain Amount of Time

There are lots of situations where it makes sense to make a task available to a participant only for a specific time. In the research world this is sometimes known as a window period. You are essentially expiring a task...

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data link

Linking data records between systems

Sometimes there’s an external online or mobile tool (a measurement, maybe an intervention), that does not exist within the ProofPIlot library, but you would like to include it in your study. You can obviously use the online activity feature –...

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